The WebProxyBOT listens on a given port and accepts HTTP/1.0 requests. The message destined for the IRC chat window is contained within the HTTP 'mess' form variable. For example you could trigger this using the popular wget
wget -q http://webproxybotmachine:8080/?mess='This is a test'
Another use is a quick alert form on your web page. For example:
<form action="http://webproxybotmachine:8080/"> <input type="text" name="mess" size="32"> <input type="submit" value="send quick message"> </form>
Or if you wish to have your IRC channel update when someone hits a particular page, for example a payment page on your site then put in a link to a fictional image:
<img src="http://webproxybotmachine:8080/?mess=SomeoneIsHere" border="0" width="1" height="1">
Supports many options including the ability to colorize the posts from the bot.
WebProxyBOT is implemented as a lightweight Java application that utilises the PircBot library to provide connectivity to the underlying IRC server. WebProxyBOT is completely free for any purpose. PircBot is free for personal, educational and non-commercial use only.
Thanks to Jason Bell for pointing me in the direction of PircBot.
Written by Alan Williamson, January 2004
11:01 PM GMT, Monday, 19 January 2004